The lady in charge of the charity work had told me about a once a year local Coats & Clark fabric sale and all of the wonderful fabrics from it. I did not realize it, but Coats & Clark not only make thread but also own the Rowan and FreeSpirit fabric lines (which have some pretty fabulous collections). At the sale, bolts (yes, 8 yard bolts!) of fabric were going for $8 and Coats & Clark also gave our guild a big box of fabric samples. I will not be missing this sale next year!
Well, back to the story...when I told a look through the fabric samples I saw Denyse Schmidt's Deerfield Hill line in both the blue/green colorway and red/pink colorway. I had not seen this line and being a big Densye Schmidt fan, I snagged both and promised to make some wonderful charity quilts with them.
I wanted to try something fun and outside of the box for me with no HST (I had just made the 144 for the mystery quilt and was done making those for a while) so I decided on a wonky court house steps quilt using the blue and green colorway along with some coordinating prints and solids.
I started with random sized white squares and added the print fabrics around the squares making them wonky. Here is what the beginnings of the blocks look like.
My plan is to add a layer of white and a second layer of prints to the court house block. Then I will add Kona ash to bring the blocks up to size and fit them together. I have been taking pictures along the way so when I finish the quilt top I will show a little tutorial on how I made the blocks.
I am very happy to link up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.